Seafarers during ship abandonment need to take copies of logbooks and nautical charts with them. However, results of the SARex2- exercise show that in the cold Arctic, such action is very unlikely. On the other hand, most ships have this information in electronic form.
Experience from East Mediterranean shows that some states use maritime activities as opportunities for tensions and sovereignty disputes. Such opportunities include SAR operations and broadcasting NAVTEX messages. Notable cases are also navigation and operation of warships, military aircraft and fishing boats.
The idea is to mount a novel low-cost, lightweight and miniature acoustomicrofluidic nebulisation platform onto an unmanned aerial vehicle or miniature autonomous robotic vehicle to autonomously and remotely deliver therapeutics and antidotes via inhalation to incapacitated subjects exposed to hazardous threats rapidly.
Posted on behalf of Prof. Mike Tipton (University of Portsmouth):
Predicting cold exposure survival time on land is a very inexact science. The Cold Exposure Survival Model (CESM) (written by Dr Peter Tikuisis) can, I believe, be used for land predictions, but without knowing much about the circumstances of an accident, it will have very wide confidence limits.